Vietnam: I pledge Allegiance is a story that takes place during the Vietnam war. In this story there are four boys, Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck. These boys were best friends and would do anything for one another and had known each and every one of them since elementary school, they are like brothers. Ever since they were young boys they had made pledges for everything and had lived by those pledges for life. They started to make pledges because of a conflict that occurred in elementary school among all of them.
The first thing he told me was that he didn’t want to talk about his experiences. I told him that I understood and asked him what his plans were. Alex had been very distant the entire day, he appeared disconnected and on edge. During the thirty days, Alex said very little, drank profusely and spent most of his time shooting targets behind his home. On the last day of his vacation, he told me he didn’t want to be researched anymore and that he wanted to be left alone.
One day at a burger joint, she attracts a man named Arnold Friend who pursues her to her house. He threatens her when she's all alone and says if she does not come with him, he will burn her house down and hurt her family. The short story is crucial to read because it depicts how vile Arnold really is,
He didn’t care who was looking or where they were, he wasn’t gone stop until he got them. If this was to happen in a different neighborhood, people would probably come out of their houses, wondering what’s wrong. When they finally realized that it’s a grown man chasing after kids, they would come out and help. People in my old neighborhood wouldn’t even care to know why he’s chasing them, they would go to shooting only because they see a man dressed up in city clothes, chasing after children. Every Halloween, my cousins and I get together late that night and egg people houses.
Not long after she got off the phone I could hear the sirens getting closer. I could see the firemen went into the theater to check if there were still people in there and getting them out, and the ambulance lifted people who were severely injured and the one who were not. Police officers were asking us questions as a group than individually. “Did you get a good look at the shooter?” the police wondered. “The shooter was a tall white man with brown hair,” Riddhi told them.
When they got there they thought it would be a good idea to go inside and see what was there. Jerad and Alicia should not have gone in that house because what they saw next changed everything. It turns out that one of their kids died in an accident and even after that the family was happy. They started asking them all of these questions about how they could just live with that and still be happy. This probably went on for some time and then Alicia got mad and she just started the house on fire and went on destroying everything else around them.
After being rejected by a girl he really liked and seeing that his father's girlfriend has moved into his house, is when Alan first shows that he is introverted. Being upset, Alan ran into his bathroom ¨...and then he cried. He cried so hard and so long...¨ (Haber 166). When facing upsetting situations Alan begins to slowly lose control of his emotions and goes into his bathroom to cry and scream. And Alan never shows any signs of depression or frustration when around others, and after having to hear things that upset him, he loses control and starts to cry but not in front of others.
Esperanza begins to notice she is being watched by a boy in the neighborhood. This boy, Sire, evokes mixed emotions from Esperanza. Part of Esperanza feels afraid of Sire’s attention. “They didn’t scare me. They did, but I wouldn’t let them know” (72).
I had to go back to my mom and dad because the police wanted to talk to us which scared me again, my heart started pounding really fast because I wasn’t good at talking to people I didn’t know. They asked my parents questions and then they asked me which I was scared for, and my siblings some questions too about how the accident happened but I didn’t know at the time because I wasn’t the one driving. After all the questioning we got a ride to the hospital to do tests on my brain because I hit my head really hard during the accident, when they put me on the table to get a cat scan on my brain, I panicked because the noise scared me. Soon enough they were done and I found out I had a concussion which annoyed me because I couldn’t run around like I used to do all the time. My older sister hurt her wrist during the accident so she had to have that checked out too, so she got checked out
The way her cruel and sinister stepdad treats her and her family. One of the things he does is he verbally abuses Eleanor with hurtful words he writes on her diary or notebook everyday until one day he threatened her and went too far. It made her so frightened that she had to move to her uncle’s because she didn't know what to do. And because of that, she had to leave Park too. The thing is that her mom can't divorce or do anything to him because she doesn't know where she could get money and how she’s going to make a living by herself or even what Richie would do to her.